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Osceola Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1154 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2014

Osceola Middle School is not just your average school. Even though Osceola is not a fundamental school, we are taught like one. Parents are active in our community, they love helping. Our students, me included, are also very active. We have almost anything you can think to do. We have clubs from NJHS and Unclub to Archery and Volleyball. Our Deputy was awarded Resource Office for the State of Florida of the Year. Our teachers have multiple ways of teaching you, because they understand that people learn differently.GO CHIEFS!


Posted February 10, 2014

Osceola Middle School is a 5 star school. We provide a great amount of extracurricular activities. The music program is fantastic.Our teachers teach everything you need to know about music. We have guitar, band,and chorus, etc. Our teachers and administrators are phenomenal. The SRO officer Deputy Darling was awarded the resource officer of the year for the state of Florida;now we have a safe school I would say. Our coaches pursue they students to get exercise.Every Wednesday we run a mile around the track. The principal, Mrs. Arsensault and our assistant principals are fantastic.They help the kids with anything new. If any of the students need to talk, we have wonderful guidance counselors. GO CHIEFS!!


Posted February 10, 2014

Osceola Middle School is a marvelous School. I would select Osceola Middle School as my Middle School because there are so many fantastic programs to join! Some of your choices include: Art, Chorus, Band, Orchestra, AVID and many more. We have wonderful teaches and faculty like a guidance counselor and an assistant Principal for each grade level and our very own Deputy who was awarded resource officer of the year in the state of Florida.


Posted February 10, 2014

Osceola Middle is a bully-free school; we make sure everything is safe here. The teachers, students, and our school staff are all friendly and respectful. Your unhappy days will disappear once you enter the gates of OMS. What makes our school a little more special? We have an AVID program. The AVID program gives kids an advantage or boost for high school and for our college readiness. Our school campus is pretty big. It is two stories, widely spread out, and it has open doors. I must say this school has a great environment. OMS has a dress code that isn t all that bad. Other than that, OMS has the potential to make you happy and succeed in your career and life


Posted February 10, 2014

5 stars~Osceola Middle School, home of the Chiefs, is a unique school with extracurricular activities for all students and a great music and arts program. Also, if you re the gamer type, our computer lab has a gaming program for 8th grade students. Our school has an AVID program which you don t necessarily see in other schools. AVID is a college readiness program to give you the skills and tools you need to be successful throughout high school and college. We also have many other clubs like Unclub, NJHS, Character Club, and PMAC. Our school also has a beautiful campus which consists of a huge court yard, an outdoor caf , a running track, and a basketball court. OMS sports are a great success. We have a track and field team, a boys and girls volleyball team, a boys and girls basketball team, and cheerleaders. Our school would be a terrific choice for your child!


Posted January 5, 2014

A neighborhood school committed to providing a quality education to every student! Our AVID program provides students with skills they need to be sucessful in our more rigorous classes.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2008

I currently attend OSceola Middle School and, there is many extracurricular activities. The principal is fantastic and enthusiatic. There is many fundraisers and awreness programs that go on throughout the school year. The teachers are excellent and love children. Not to mention that we get our own personal laptops, which is proof that we are a top-notch school in Pinellas County. I hope that more people will see the excellence of this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2008

Osceola middle is a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2007

OMS is the county's best kept secret. It is a wonderful middle with the best faculty, students and parents. ///
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2007

Osceola Middle is, wihtout a doubt, the best middle school ever. The sixth grade programs are nurturing and help students acclimate to the middle school concept from elementary, yet the curriculum is the focus, too, and taught well. Teachers use technology to enhance the information the students need to learn. The seventh grade programs tend to stress the skills necessary for highest student achievement. The eighth grade program is excellent at preparing students for high school, as well exposing students to the foundation they will need in all the academic areas. This is a wonderful school with great students, administration, and teachers. It is kept gorgeous as well. My only wish is that more parents would become more involved with the their child's education and social life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

Here is a list of clubs we offer at OMS: art, drama, beachcombers, environmental, UnClub- a student-led prayer club, sports for the athletes and the spectators: cheerleading, pep, Step Team, volleyball, basketball, and track, newspaper, computer, and student council. So, the teachers hold many of these clubs without additional compensation. We have Parent Connect to check on grades and conduct, attendance, discipline, etc. Every teacher has email and the parents are provided with it in many ways. Each teacher has a web page. Each teacher also has a telephone mailbox. Conferences are scheduled through the office as often as requested. Parents can always call the office to speak with or see the guidance counselor,secretary, or administrator as well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2005

I have learned a lot at osceola middle. The teachers were always there for me to give me extra help when I needed it. The extracurricular activities are always open.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 11, 2005

I am a parent who lets her son reside with his dad, (so he can have a male role model), And I reside in Nevada. I miss my son dearly. I weould like to be more involved with his daily activities, (through e-mail), And for the last year and beginning of this one, I have not had any luck, I would like to say that his grades are improved since this school, and that he no longer has special education classes in his daily routine at school, So I know that his dad and the school are doing an excellent job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

the school is very involved in student discipline.they are very strict when it comes to student behavior.they dont really care about student grades.all they care about is making the school grounds safe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2005

Extracurricular activities are minimal, and access to teachers is very limited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

OMS is an outstanding school. Zero tolerance and a staff that cares all the way from custodians to the principal. We have never had an issue where our children felt afraid to seek out help if they needed it. If you have a problem you can't seem to resolve then seek out guidance or the principal. This school has never let us down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

A learning enviroment that promotes highest student achievement and safety. Teachers and administrators are very qualified and dedicated to their students. I am proud to have had my son attend Osceola Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

Overall I like Osceola Middle but when it comes to the staff, I have complaints about that. When an honest question is being asked from either parent or student, the staff comes across as we are less than they themselves. I have a hard time with that. I love the zero tolerance for the trouble makers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2003

Osceola is great school that has a wonderful staff. Their commitment to the children is evident in all that they do. Highest student achievement is the goal for all students and I feel my child is in a very safe environment to achieve this goal. Thank you Osceola Middle for all you do for kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2003

With low parental involvement student behavior leaves a lot to be desired! School has a 0 tolerance for behavioral problems; however there is an underlying fear for well behaved students to make staff aware of them! Some staff members attitude is they don't like 'tattle tails', and retaliate with an attitude of disdain for the student that would have the courage to step forward! This is counter productive when a child is raised to do the right thing!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

394 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

381 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

374 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 73%
Hispanic 12%
Black 5%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%60%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Distinguished School - state A award (2007)
  • Distinguished School - state A award (2006)
  • Distinguished School - state A award (2005)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:45am
School end time
  • 4:05pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. SUSAN A ARSENAULT
Fax number
  • (727) 547-7667

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Virtual school
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Outstanding ptsa group
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